Bands warm up playing scales and chorales. These important
excercises can help students develop a sense of tonality while learning
the note patterns that are essential to playing in a key center.
One of the goals of bandtek is to help every student play the right
notes in the right key with good tone and in tune. Bands that
play well have a better chance of marching well. Nothing succeeds
To help make your
band sound better we offer free scale sheets and three free
chorales. Additional chorales
will soon be available in the other major keys for a nominal charge,
chorales for the most commonly played keys - B flat and E flat are free
to download and copy.
The warm up chorales are arranged with the following features:
warm up chorale is easy to
copy, organize and distribute to your band on a
single sheet of paper.
warm up chorales are
corelated to the free major scale sheets also available on
warm up chorale is written in
a suitable warm-up range for young brass players.
warm up chorales were chosen
for simple rhythms.
warm up chorale project
builds a sense of "keyality."
tune stays in a single key area. There are tonicizations but no
warm up chorales were
carefully chosen to be denominationally non-specific.
warm up chorale has
an important place in the
diverse culture of hymn music in America and Europe.
B flat and E flat warm up chorales are
distributed under a creative commons license. You can copy
and distribute the chorales, but not sell them or
re-arrange them. Click this
image to learn